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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] The Legends 招摇

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I read mostly complaints about the edits that made no sense but not a lot of theories. Another popular show that aired on Hunan last year also had strange edits for the last episode and the director said the original version was different but the revisions were out of their control. Maybe there is this editor at the TV station who has a strange opinion about what makes good editing but his backing and connections are very strong so he can do whatever he wants without anybody questioning it or the editors are just following instructions from executives who know nuts about editing. 

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8 hours ago, bluehibiscus said:

When the series got the censors' approval, the ending apparently didn't pass and was asked to be changed. Some of the Chinese netizens feel the illogical/weird sequencing in the latest episodes is because they were altering the bad ending to a happy ending with whatever scenes they had shot.

This turns out to be correct. I have watched clip fom weibo regarding tonight ending (I don't know how to upload weibo link here. I have done once before but forget how ....). The drama is indeed have happy ending, but I am sure nobody will be happy with it.

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In the clip, they use a screen of Zhao Yao and Mo Qing from early days and then dub them with different voices, claim them to be Zhao Yao and Li Chen Lan children: Li Ming Su and Li Ming Ge.

 

It is so sad to see a good drama degenerate to this because of censorship. I kind of hope that the backlash from netizen because of this drama will also reach censorship department. That way they will know that there should be a limit for everything.

 

I believe fans with video editing skills will soon release the fanmade video contains episode 51-55 in correct order. No one will be able to stand the editing of this week episodes. If anyone ever find those videos, please share with us here. I will too, if I find them first.

 

I originally want to post here my take on what in Wan Jun sword mind throughout the drama in a "mother hen turns to lover" way. But those abomination of clips happens and I am too angry right now to be creative enough:expressionless:

 

@bluehibiscus I hope that you are correct that part of this mess is Hunan Tv. I also hope that the DVD version will be different. Just give me good edited episodes please. I am fine with whatever sad ending. We can always go to novel or fanfiction to sooth ourselves but this bad editing ....:bawling:

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I’ve been stalking the Legends weibo page. Found some more stills

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I so so don’t want this to be the ending

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Hunan has often been complained for its dubious editing tactics aimed to extend a popular series by replaying scenes from previous episodes, inserting flashbacks and reducing the playtime of each episode to insert more advertisements to milk advertising revenue. One recent example was The Story of Minglan.

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last week i was dying for a happy ending, this week im dying because of edits.

If the final eps dont do the show justice,

MIDNIGHT 
AT MIDNIGHT WE NEED TO EGG THEM

HONESTLY I COULD SEE THIS SHOW WINNING AN AWARD OR SUMMMMMMM 

but now idk

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Preview for tonight’s epic fight scene.

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357026336436950/4357026593595351

 

Found a clip that could possible be the ending. FINGERS CROSSED it’s not the ending

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357029117003865/4357029818510787

 

@xienrue I think this is the clip you were talking about, if this is the ending then it’s a happy one. 

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357026931761625/4357027783786869

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9 minutes ago, frostflower14 said:

Found a clip that could possible be the ending. FINGERS CROSSED it’s not the ending

 

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357029117003865/4357029818510787

 

@xienrue I think this is the clip you were talking about, if this is the ending then it’s a happy one. 

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357026931761625/4357027783786869

It's really hard to react. I mean, the first one is a sad ending, but at least it is more properly done. The second one may imply a happy ending, but it is sooooo ridiculous that i m speechless, lol

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15 minutes ago, frostflower14 said:

Preview for tonight’s epic fight scene.

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357026336436950/4357026593595351

 

Found a clip that could possible be the ending. FINGERS CROSSED it’s not the ending

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357029117003865/4357029818510787

 

@xienrue I think this is the clip you were talking about, if this is the ending then it’s a happy one. 

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357026931761625/4357027783786869

Yes, it is. If that clip is really the ending, I will crying blood instead of being happy:bawling:

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15 minutes ago, frostflower14 said:

Found a clip that could possible be the ending. FINGERS CROSSED it’s not the ending

 

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357029117003865/4357029818510787

 

@xienrue I think this is the clip you were talking about, if this is the ending then it’s a happy one. 

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357026931761625/4357027783786869

 

Uh... the second one seems more like an April food joke than an actual ending, if they give me that as an ending, I’m down right gonna burn something tonight >_>

 

china would not care about people uproar with censorship :/ the relationship between the Chinese government and its people is like that of a parent and their children, where they make the rules, the children can protest, but in the end of the day, they succumbed to those rules T_T

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27 minutes ago, bluehibiscus said:

Hunan has often been complained for its dubious editing tactics aimed to extend a popular series by replaying scenes from previous episodes, inserting flashbacks and reducing the playtime of each episode to insert more advertisements to milk advertising revenue. One recent example was The Story of Minglan.

The Story of Minglan editing wassss wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more better then what ever happened here. 

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If this had gone the way of The Story of Minglan's editing... I would be praising this up to the skies. 

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54 minutes ago, frostflower14 said:

Preview for tonight’s epic fight scene.

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357026336436950/4357026593595351

 

Found a clip that could possible be the ending. FINGERS CROSSED it’s not the ending

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357029117003865/4357029818510787

 

@xienrue I think this is the clip you were talking about, if this is the ending then it’s a happy one. 

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4357026931761625/4357027783786869

 

i have the first ending and make up thing in my head than watch the 2nd one. i- 

would rather read those bad fanfic instead lmao

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37 minutes ago, BikiLee said:

If this had gone the way of The Story of Minglan's editing... I would be praising this up to the skies. 

 

Did you watch the TV version which was 79 episodes (last episode split into two half-episodes)?

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4 minutes ago, bluehibiscus said:

 

 

Did you watch the TV version which was 79 episodes (last episode split into two half-episodes)?

 

ikr wows-wow its so long like wth, it was such a drag like wow when my friend told me I'm just thinking of all the time will be wasted

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Gifs of that “bed scene”. I swear these gifs felt longer than the actual scene.

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Luo Mingxuan’s final ending

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3 hours ago, xienrue said:

This turns out to be correct. I have watched clip fom weibo regarding tonight ending (I don't know how to upload weibo link here. I have done once before but forget how ....). The drama is indeed have happy ending, but I am sure nobody will be happy with it.

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In the clip, they use a screen of Zhao Yao and Mo Qing from early days and then dub them with different voices, claim them to be Zhao Yao and Li Chen Lan children: Li Ming Su and Li Ming Ge.

 

i thought story was happy ending. Could you plz explain what is the bad ending and what is the new good ending

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Just finished the TV version of last episode of Zhao Yao its a happy ending. In the last few minutes, their 'kids' come out to reenact ZY and MQ's past. I will watch for the DVD version first before I start my rant. :triumph:

-Logic has left the conversation-

 

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No they didn’t! thought the ‘kids’ was a joke, but it’s real. This is a prime example of something that started amazingly and ended horribly. 

 

:( I am so sad. 

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It is happy ending, but as expected, the scenes are all over the place, like pieces of puzzles that don't really fit together. I think they scrambled the remaining scenes that are filmed to form as fluid of a storyline as they can, but you can clearly tell this is not the way it is originally meant to be sequenced. I really wish they didnt include that final "kids" clip that rendered me speechless no matter how many times i see it....*face palm*

 

To those wondering whether they want to watch this, I would still recommend to watch this drama, since the starting is really good and i definitely enjoyed it! But manage your expectation towards the end. To be honest,  while i know not many drama's endings are satisfactorily done and all, but this has got to be the worst editing for an ending i have ever seen. And it is such a pity for something that starts out so great (if I m the author i would be seriously heartbroken to see this).

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